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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Countdown To War: The Democrat’s Perfect Storm
Supercomputer Weather: From Merida With Rain
Keith Rankin: Helen’s New Big Brother
Naked In Nuhaka: The Rock
NZ’s Biggest Company Changes Owners
NZ Growing Faster Than Thought
New Advice To Long Term HRT Users – Don’t
GPJA announces Israeli conscientious objector to speak at Saturday protest
Free Palestine protest drapes Auckland's motorway
George W. Discusses His And His VP’s Past
Countdown To War: Is War Criminal Sharon Honing Is Spear?
Countdown To War: UNSCOM’s CIA History Re-written
Countdown To War: Amnesty’s Words Twisted
Countdown To War: George’s Damage Control Breakfast
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Bill’s Straight Right Now Just Right
Mallard welcomes PPTA’s Lifting of Level 2 NCEA ban
Target the tinny houses, Nandor says
Calling George Hawkins - come home and sort out leaky homes
Immigrant Education Scams Widespread – Peters
Doctors Have Fled NZ Under Labour
Dr Muriel says ‘fatherlessness’ is exacerbated by the Labour Govt
HRC announces women’s rights activist is to visit
Towards a sustainable energy future - Pete Hodgson
Defence procurement flaws continue
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Government must take responsibility for Taupo land

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Isidore's Landfall

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Countdown To War: The Democrat’s Perfect Storm

Hurricane Isidore is barreling towards the American coastline after having formed itself into a fist out in the Caribbean. Hurricane Democrat just tore across Washington D.C., after having formed itself inside the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. See... William Rivers Pitt: Suddenly, the Democrats [1] . See also... Tom Daschle Remarks On Politization Of Iraq War [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00269.htm


Supercomputer Weather: From Merida With Rain

- The following series of forecast images from the NOAA Aviation Model supercomputer forecast show the path of what was Hurricane Isidore (pictured above), now tropical storm Isidore, across the United States over the coming 48 hours. See... Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Isidore's Path [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00156.htm


Keith Rankin: Helen’s New Big Brother

- The new Government Communications Unit - dubbed the Burns Unit after its director Brendon Burns - has been compared with Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda in Hitler's Third Reich, and (by Winston Peters) with the former Soviet official mouthpiece Tass. See... Ministry of Information: Govt's new Burns Unit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00157.htm


Naked In Nuhaka: The Rock

- To wrestling fans, he's known simply as "The Rock" but 30-year-old Dave Johnson is making his way from the wrestling ring to the silver screen. See... Naked In Nuhaka 3: Kahungunu The Movie [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00158.htm


NZ’s Biggest Company Changes Owners

- Merrill Lynch advised Telecom this morning that the overnight on-sale of the Verizon stake has been completed successfully. There was strong demand from investors in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. See... Telecom Trading To Resume [1] and Telecom Advised Of Verizon Sale [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00176.htm


NZ Growing Faster Than Thought

- Economic activity increased strongly this quarter, up 1.7 percent compared with the previous quarter according to information released today by Statistics New Zealand. See... Economy Grows Strongly, Up 1.7 Percent [1] REACTION: - Govt. - Robust growth figure - Mallard [2] - National - Economic growth – 4% still a long way to go [3] - CTU - Growth Figures Good But No Room For Complacency [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00179.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00456.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00454.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00180.htm


New Advice To Long Term HRT Users – Don’t

- The New Zealand Guidelines Group will be releasing new updated advice on the use of hormone replacement therapy at the College of General Practitioner’s Conference in Rotorua on Saturday 28 September 2002. See... HRT Advice For Women – No Long Term Use [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0209/S00060.htm


GPJA announces Israeli conscientious objector to speak at Saturday protest

- A 21 year old Israeli conscientious objector who was jailed for refusing to continue to serve in the Israeli Defence Forces, will be speaking at the protest march planned for Auckland this Saturday lunchtime. See... Israeli conscientious objector to speak at protest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00162.htm


Free Palestine protest drapes Auckland's motorway

- The free Palestine movement has kicked off a weekend of protests in Auckland with banners draped across Auckland’s southern motorway. See here for images at the action. See... Free Palestine protest drapes Auckland's motorway [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00163.htm


George W. Discusses His And His VP’s Past

- “The SEC is aggressively using its enforcement powers to make corporate wrongdoers financially accountable for their actions,” says George W. Bush. See... Bush Continues Fight Against Corporate Fraud [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00279.htm


Countdown To War: Is War Criminal Sharon Honing Is Spear?

- We, members of Israeli academe, are horrified by US buildup of aggression towards Iraq and by the Israeli political leadership's enthusiastic support for it. See... Israeli Gov. Contemplating Crimes Against Humanity [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00275.htm


Countdown To War: UNSCOM’s CIA History Re-written

- Nothing makes a newspaper prouder than a juicy foreign-policy scoop. Except, it seems, when the scoop ends up raising awkward questions about a U.S. administration's drive for war. See... Spying in Iraq: From Fact to Allegation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00272.htm


Countdown To War: Amnesty’s Words Twisted

- The human rights situation in Iraq is being invoked with unusual frequency by some western political leaders to justify military action. This selective attention to human rights is nothing but a cold and calculated manipulation of the work of human rights organisations. See... Human Rights In The Balance In Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00273.htm


Countdown To War: George’s Damage Control Breakfast

Congress will have an important debate, a meaningful debate, an historic debate. It will be conducted will all civility. It will be conducted in a manner that will make Americans proud, and Americans to understand the threats to our future. See... Bush Discusses Iraq with Congressional Leaders [1] and Press Gaggle by Ari Fleischer Sept. 26th [2] MORE US WAR PR: - DoD - DoD News Briefing - Rumsfeld 9/26 And Gen. Pace [3] - State Dept. - US Position With Regard to Iraq (As Prepared) [4] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00278.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00277.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00276.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00274.htm
[5] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- You talk a lot about the community and I would like to give you some guidelines on what I want so that a lay community can be, with their strength, the backbone of My Church. See... Katya Rivas: Lay Community [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00159.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Bill’s Straight Right Now Just Right

- Home ownership is a big part of the New Zealand way of life. For most people their home is their biggest asset they'll ever own, and their biggest debt. That's why the leaky homes issue is so important. See... The Right Talk - 27th September 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00461.htm


Mallard welcomes PPTA’s Lifting of Level 2 NCEA ban

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed the PPTA decision to lift its ban on implementing level 2 of the NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) in secondary schools next year. See... Lifting of ban on level 2 NCEA welcomed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00445.htm


Target the tinny houses, Nandor says

- News of a big bust of Hutt Valley tinny houses underlines the urgent need to crack down on dealers who target kids, Green MP Nandor Tanczos said today. See... Target the tinny houses, urge Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00459.htm


Calling George Hawkins - come home and sort out leaky homes

- Housing Minister George Hawkins should have stayed at home and put his energies into the leaky homes crisis instead of attending a conference in Australia, says National Housing spokesperson Wayne Mapp. See... Calling Hawkins - come home and sort leaky homes [1] MORE: ACT - ACT Supports Nats on Leaky Buildings Tribunal [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00455.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00449.htm


Immigrant Education Scams Widespread – Peters

- “Welcome to the real world of immigration scams Trevor Mallard,” said New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today in response to the Government’s belated move to shut immigrant education loopholes. See... Immigrant Education Scams Widespread - Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00447.htm


Doctors Have Fled NZ Under Labour

- Figures just released in the Medical Council's annual report show New Zealand doctors have fled the country since Labour came to power in 1999, ACT health spokesman Heather Roy says. See... Doctors Have Fled NZ Under Labour [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00457.htm


Dr Muriel says ‘fatherlessness’ is exacerbated by the Labour Govt

- Weekly Column by Dr Muriel Newman MP - I recall hearing a news story from Africa some time ago about how a large group of hand-reared, orphaned bull elephants had had to be shot. The reason was that as ‘teenagers’ they grew to become dangerously ... See... Fatherlessness Exacerbated by the Labour Govt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00453.htm


HRC announces women’s rights activist is to visit

- A leading United Nations women’s rights activist will be giving seminars on international human rights for women on 30 September and 1 October 2002. See... Visiting Women’s Rights Activist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00164.htm


Towards a sustainable energy future - Pete Hodgson

- [Address to “Walking the Talk”, a seminar on the business case for sustainable development organised by the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, at the Sheraton Auckland.] See... Towards a sustainable energy future - Pete Hodgson [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00450.htm


Defence procurement flaws continue

- The announcement by the Ministry of Defence that it wants to get local industry increasingly involved in defence tenders and contracts reeks of hypocrisy, says National Defence spokesperson Richard Worth. See... Defence procurement flaws continue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00460.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- The committee did not meet this week. It will be meeting next week to consider the Consumer Protection (Definition of Goods and Services) Bill and the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill. The committee will also consider Vote Energy and Vote Consumer Affairs ... See... Select Committee Business to 27 September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00458.htm


Government must take responsibility for Taupo land

- National MP and Taupo resident Georgina te Heuheu has called on the Government to take responsibility for the issue of land subsidence in Taupo, that may have been created by geothermal take-off from the Wairakei/Tauhara geothermal field. See... Government must take responsibility for Taupo land [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00451.htm


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